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Erika F Daneman Slater

Family Attorney at Towson, MD

4.7   26 reviews

also known as Erika Slater, Erika F. Slater

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Erika

Learn Erika’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Family
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    I have limited my practice to representing children in high conflict family law matters ("Best Interest Attorney"), Parenting Coordination, mediation, collaborative law and uncontested domestic matters such as name changes and step-parent adoptions.

    30 years, 700 cases

Location

The Law Office of Erika F. Slater, LLC
1515 Labelle Avenue
Suite 4
Towson, MD, 21204

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Roy B | January 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Erika
Not sure where to begin attempting to find the right words for Erika; coming from a dad that didn’t know one thing that was involved with gaining full physical & legal custody of my oldest daughter! By far my case was not the easiest, it lingered for years after the win, but she was amazingly remarkable! One thing is for sure I learned a lot from her super knowledge of the ins and outs of the law, and court proceedings! If I needed her she was there! My family and myself always recommend Erika for her diligent service. Erika you rock, and we thank you, RB
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Posted by Jennifer Williams | January 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
What matters most
I first contacted Mrs.Dannemann Slater back in 2004 for child custody case after meeting with her and getting to know a little more about her I hired her right away to represent myself and my son in this case. Erica fought very hard in this case she put her best foot forward and the outcome was Grand! Fast forward a little I reach out to her again and also hired her for a new case in 2016 for an adoption. She not only won that case as well but she also made us feel like family. She had retained all information from our previous case and also was willing and dedicated to help. Erika jumped right in with details and documents needed for this new case without taking a second guess she jumped out there and begin building this case all while of course making sure she kept the best interest of the child in the Forefront I can never thank her enough for the way she molded and shaped our family into something great. If you are looking for someone willing to fight and stay by your side no matter what hardships come upon you she is the best attorney for the job
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Posted by Eva | January 9, 2020
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Best Lawyer in the area-HIGHLY recommended!!
Mrs. Slater is the best lawyer in MD, by far! She has handled 3 cases for my family. Mrs. Slater is extremely passionate about her clients and the services that she provides. She was highly recommended to me by a coworker, who's family she represented. I trusts not only Mrs. Slater's experience and education, I completely trust her opinion. She has always displayed that she had my children's best interest at heart. She is extremely organized and confident during trials. She always ensured that I was educated during the process, which eased my anxiety around the trial. I have recommended multiple clients to Mrs Slater, who were all MORE than pleased with her representation. I was even asked for her information by my ex-husband (whom was a defendant in a trial she represented me in) because he wanted to pass her information along for a friend of his. (SHE IS THAT GOOD!!!!!) She is my family lawyer and has been for almost 11 years. I need more stars for this rating.
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Posted by Artie | January 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Beyond satisfied customer
Erika was great and easy to work with! She gave a lot of time and energy to my case. She listened at each session giving thoughtful suggestions on how to move forward in regards to my situation. I never felt rushed or pressured to complete something I didn’t feel comfortable with. She gave great feedback on stuff subjects with positive insight on why she made that suggestion. She is very knowledgeable in her field. Erika is very experienced at what she does! And gives 100 percent to all her clients. I felt confident in her overseeing my case and knew I had come to the right person to seek the support and help I was looking for. I would recommend Erika to anyone and everyone!
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Posted by Jessica | January 9, 2020
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So good I kept going back to her
Erika was just what I needed at one of the hardest points in my life and I am forever grateful that she was recommended to me by a close friend. She took her time and listened like no other lawyer had before (I went to many!) and she really kept my best interest at heart (and my kids too!). Erika is meticulous with details, astute in her testimony, and persevering when it comes to what is best for her clients. I have recommended Erika to many, many people who need a family lawyer and I trust her - both as a professional and as a friend. She's the smart choice for you, no question.
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Posted by Chandra | March 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
An awesome lawyer
Ericka Slater handled an arrears from my divorce 21 years ago. My ex husband hadn't paid child support nor alimony in over a decade; she was able to help me receive all arrears via wage garnishment. Thank you again Ms Slater.
Posted by Justin | November 11, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Erika slater extremely recommend
I highly recommend Erika, she has been my attorney for three plus years. She is more then a lawyer to me, she has helped me so much in my custody cases and has always took the weight of my shoulders. The best thing I can say is that i never once felt like a client and the way she fought for myself and the situation I could never thank her enoughenough.
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Posted by Lauren | June 11, 2015
So helpful and accommodating!
We needed Erika's help and were in a real time crunch due to an upcoming move out of state. Erika was so helpful and accommodating of our schedule. She did everything that she could to get us pushed forward quickly and I know she went out of her way for us on a couple occasions. Because of her we were able to get everything done before our big move. I absolutely recommend her services.
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Posted by Antony | February 6, 2015
The best of the best.
Erica is not only knowledgeable, but she cares about her clients and it shows. I've used her in cases involving both of my daughters and I can't imagine having anyone else represent them.
Posted by Peter Hauer | February 5, 2015
Review of Erika F Daneman Slater
Erika Slater completed a marital separation agreement for me at the end of 2014. She is a consummate professional and a human with a kind heart. Her personal and professional advice to me was always spot on the money. She worked hard to get it done in timely fashion and was very reasonable with her billing. I would recommend her to anybody needing a great attorney. Many thanks to Erika Peter
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Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2014
Highly recommend Erika F Daneman Slater!
Erika was a trusted adviser. She was extremely effective at guiding me through a difficult process where making smart family-related decisions was critical. Her response time is top notch! I always felt like I was in good hands.
Posted by Nikkole | September 18, 2014
I highly recommend Erika for your divorce needs
Erika was my divorce attorney for 2 years and she helped me tremendously. My divorce was quite the headache. We were always having to change terms in my agreements, have meetings, and file papers. I asked an endless amount of questions and I'm pretty sure I contacted her at least 5 times a week. She never seemed to mind and was always there for me when I needed her. She became a friend, not just my attorney. She even gave me some tough love when she thought I wasn't thinking of my best interests. She's one of the best. And though I hope I'll never need another divorce attorney again, I would hire her again in a heartbeat!
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Posted by Carolyn | June 28, 2014
EXCELLENT ATTORNEY - Erika Slater
It was a great pleasure working with Erika Slater, who handled my divorce with skill and professionalism. Because of a number of personal issues, I had to hire her sight unseen. Paramount in my decision to retain her were the excellent AVVO reviews from her clients. What finalized it for me was her willingness to explain to my satisfaction the general costs, timeline, general procedures, and several 'what ifs' for my specific situation over the phone BEFORE I became her client. We handled EVERYTHING (initial interview, payments, paperwork, my questions, her status reports) via email or phone. We didn't met until the day of my hearing but I felt totally prepared and thanks to her, I was. When my ex tried to lob a last minute grenade, she hurled it back with deftness and precision. Ah . . . it was a beautiful moment for me. I have already highly recommended Ms Slater to several friends and I'm very happy to submit this most favorable review on her behalf.
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Posted by Scott | January 7, 2014
Amazing to work with! Highly Recommend!!
Erika was an absolute pleasure to work with! She makes everything very simple and painless. Unlike many other attorneys who look to "over lawyer" certain points in order to rack up billable hours, however Erika was always focused and to the point, never belaboring over small issues or wasting time needlessly. She is extremely knowledgeable in her field and I highly recommend her for any family law needs.
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Posted by Andrea | December 16, 2013
Best Family Attoney I have ever encountered.
I meant Ms. Slater about 6 months or less ago. She called me on her vacation the first time I had ever spoken to her. As soon as she return I saw her. She explained what I needed to do. She was very professional also very caring and it's about her job. Very profesional something that's hard to get these days, sadly to say. I was very happy also pleased with Ms. Slater. My case was done faster than I even expected. Every process she made sure I was aware of and I had no problems with anything. If I had need a Attorney again she will be the first I call.
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2012
Erika Daneman Slater
When I hired Erika Daneman Slater, I was in complete distress and felt as if the world was crashing down on me as I was in need of a strong, powerful, dominate attorney. When I found Mrs. Slater I knew that I as well as my children were in good hands. Through my emotional roller coaster, she showed her utmost strength, took to my case with grace and pushed me through one of the most trying times in my life. She is extremely intelligent, knows her material and yet shows nothing but compassion and sympathy for you as a human being. There was never a time that she did not respond to my emails, phone calls, etc in an untimely fashion even if it was something small. There was no such thing as a stupid question or concern. She handles herself professionally and tries to see the good in every scenario that you throw her way. Everything that I asked for was handled professionally and willingly even if she felt I was in the wrong. I could not have asked for a more pleasant experience then what she gave to me and if I ever need anything in the future, hands down she will be the one that I seek to do business with. she made me feel great about myself in my time of need and for that, I will always be appreciative. Believe me when I say that she will fight for you in every way possible and it would be foolish to not contact her in your time of need in a child custody matter.
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Posted by Mark | March 26, 2012
Very helpful and helped a bad situation turn into better one
Erika handled my seperation/divorce and was very responsive and answered all questions that I had. She fought hard for me and I ended up walking out with a lot more than I could have. When my ex-wife's lawyer was not answering any phone calls, emails, or letters; she stayed on top of things and was very persistent since I was under a time constraint. I would reccommend Erika to anyone... I assure you, you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2012
I Highly Recommend Erika Slater!
My family came to Erika in a very serious state of desperation concerning the custody of my daughter. From the very first consultation, Erika spent an extensive amount of time going over the facts and details of the case.She went above and beyond doing whatever she could to yield my family a favorable result. Most importantly, she truly cared. She cared about what was in my daughter’s best interest. She was fair, dedicated and honest. She always showed empathy and compassion, but she never sugar-coated our chances even when at times it seemed things may not go in our favor, and she never sugar-coated the law. My family and I are eternally grateful to Erika, and would recommend her without hesitation.
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Posted by Ian | February 21, 2012
Satisfied Client
I am pleased with my attorney, Erika F Daneman Slater. While working on my case, Attorney Slater provided me with the most thorough and and professional service. I was notified of my status periodically were my previous attorney's did not follow up with me. Attorney Erika D Slater has the right staff that will communicate with you on your developments and provide options that can expedite your case if needed. I recommend Erika F Daneman Slater to anyone in need of an attorney that will succeed in your legal matters.
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Posted by Eva | February 21, 2012
Excellent Lawyer
Ms. Slater is one of the most professional, knowlegable, and passionate lawyers that I know of. She not only impressed me, but my family and friends. She puts her whole being into your case and doing what is best for you. There was never a time where I felt taken advantage of, or left out of the loop. She always responded to me in a timely fashion, and answered any question that I had completely! Her staff is wonderful as well. They were extreamly helpful, friendly, and respectful everytime I had an encounter with them. She and her staff are very efficient and organized. From day one I was very confident in the dicision for my representation. She has represented me in two seperate cases child support/custody and Divorce/seperation . If I ever found myself in a situation where I needed another lawyer, Erika Slater would be the first one that I would call.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Certified Parent Coordinator
  • The Law Offices of Erika F. Slater, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Erika F. Slater, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Donald Daneman, P.A.
  • 1995 - 2018

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995

Associations

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City, Family Law Committee
  • Chair
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City, Family Law Committee
  • Co-Chair
  • 2005 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Presidential Award
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • 2010
  • 10 Year Volunteer Award
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
  • 2007
  • Resolution in Recognition of Service
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • 2007
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Publications

  • University of Baltimore Law Forum
  • Managing Editor
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • Circuit Court for Baltimore County
  • Family Law Self-Help Clinic
  • 2020
  • Circuit Court for Baltimore County
  • Family Law Self-Help Clinic
  • 2019
  • Baltimore County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Parenting Coordination
  • 2019
  • Circuit Court for Baltimore City
  • Family Law Self-Help Clinic
  • 2018
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City, Family Law Committee
  • Parenting Coordination
  • 2018
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Family Law University
  • The Role of the Child's Therapist in Child Custody Disputes
  • 2017
  • Circuit Court for Baltimore County
  • Family Law Self-Help Clinic
  • 2017
  • Circuit Court for Baltimore County
  • Family Law Self-Help Clinic
  • 2016
  • Circuit Court for Baltimore County
  • Family Law Self-Help Clinic
  • 2015
  • Circuit Court for Baltimore County
  • Family Law Self-Help Clinic
  • 2014
  • Circuit Court for Baltimore County
  • Family Law Self-Help Clinic
  • 2013
  • Circuit Court for Baltimore County
  • Family Law Self-Help Clinic
  • 2012
  • Circuit Court for Baltimore County
  • Family Law Self- Help Clinic
  • 2011
  • Circuit Court for Baltimore County
  • Family Law Self-Help Clinic
  • 2010
  • Circuit Court for Baltimore County
  • Family Law Self-Help Clinic
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Ms. Slater on several different cases over the years, at times as opposing counsel, and more recently when she was appointed to represent the children in a highly contested case. She is consistently professional, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It is no surprise that the reviews for Ms. Slater indicate that she provided her client's with reassurance and comfort. I worked with Ms. Slater where she represented the children in a highly contentious divorce case. She focused on the children's needs without letting the parents or their attorneys sway her opinion without substantial evidence. Ms. Slater objectively listened to both parents and worked very hard on behalf of the children. She is knowledgeable about the law. I highly recommend this attorney and look forward to working with her in the future."

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Erika F Daneman Slater
Family Attorney
Towson, MD
Licensed for 28 years